Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Apple should open its ecosystem to OEM partners

Samsung sold twice as many smartphones as Apple last quarter, according to IDC.

Apple Macintosh, 1984
It is time for Apple to open its ecosystem to hardware partners. Otherwise it will repeat the same mistake it made with its Macintosh 19 years ago. Also then Apple was the first on the market, but eventually not the one who benefited most. This privilege went to Microsoft. Now Samsung will become the biggest consumer electronics company in the world, unless Apple makes changes in its very own philosophy of keeping its ecosystem closed.


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